Peruth is a student from Uganda. She is the 3rd born in a family of 6 children with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Her elder brother is a builder and younger one is a student. All her sisters are still studying too. She is almost done with her tailoring training and her wish is to get her own tailoring machine so that she can be self-employed in the future. However, she is very worried about the capital. She is still under the care of her parents who are small-scale farmers. For three years, she has had an anterior swelling on the left side of the neck She has pain, intermittent numbness, and struggles to turn her neck. Peruth tried managing the condition with pain medication but it persisted and they thus sought treatment in Nyakibale Hospital. On September 13th, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Peruth needs help to raise $137 to fund this procedure. Peruth's mother says “I feel sad seeing my daughter in such a painful state yet am unable to make her get well, I request for your support for her surgery and I hope she will get better after surgery.”
Margret is a small-scale farmer and a tailor. She is a mother of three and her husband is a technical school teacher enriching the youth in their community with building skills. She has a certificate in computers but did not find a job in line with the computer profession. Their family owns a four-room permanent house for shelter. Their firstborn is 10 years old and in the third grade, the second is 7 years old and in the first grade, while the third is 5 years old and in baby junior class. They shared that it is a difficult time financially at the moment and seek financial support for the care she needs. Margret is currently expecting a new baby. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a caesarean section because of the risk of her earlier pregnancies. This way, doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and child. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Margret undergo a C-Section on September 14th. This procedure will cost $214, and Margret needs your support. Margret says, “I pray that I may have a successful surgery. I thank, in advance, the donor program for the initiative to support needy mothers. I will continue with farming and tailoring after complete recovery.”
Musau is a 13-year-old boy from a small village in Kenya. He is the 4th born in a family of 6 children, of which three have physical deformities. Their mother shared that it is a struggle for her to take care of them. Musau has been to our medical partner's care center CURE hospital for correction of his knock knee condition but his condition has not improved. He faces difficulty in walking, cannot walk for long distances, and cannot play with his friends at school and home. He often falls when he tries to walk from one place to the other. Musau underwent surgery on his right foot in 2019 and the surgery was successful. Unfortunately, his deformity has recurred and he is scheduled to undergo knee surgery once again. After the surgery, Musau will be able to walk to school. He will be able to continue with his education without any hindrances. He needs help to pay the $1,224 required for his surgery. Musau said, “I will be happy to walk, run, and play football with my friends at home and in school."
Roger's parents, who are originally from Venezuela, moved to Colombia five years ago, seeking a better future for their older son. After living for two years in Medellin, Roger arrived to complete this wonderful family, giving everyone in his house joy with his little curls and his huge smile. Roger, who is two years old, lives with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, which obstruct his airways. While he can breathe through his mouth when he is awake, when he sleeps, he can sometimes stop breathing suddenly. As a result, his parents take turns watching him at night, so that they can wake him up if he does stop breathing. Life in Colombia has been challenging, with Roger's father working sporadically as a handyman, while his mother stays at home to care for the children. They cannot afford to cover all of the costs associated with the tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy that Roger needs, and have turned to our medical partner, Clinica Noel, for help. Now Roger is scheduled for surgery and his family is looking to you for the $1,022 needed to fund the procedure. After he has recovered, Roger will return to making everyone laugh with his antics, while his parents will be able to sleep through the night, knowing that their son is safe. Roger's mother said: "I just hope for my kid to grow up and be normal. I'm so worried because when he sleeps he just stops breathing and we have to move him and wake him up so he can get back breathing. I'm tired; I want to sleep as well. Please help my little boy."
Engy is an only child from Svay Rieng province. Her father is a tuk-tuk driver and her mother works in a local garment factory. She is in grade two, and she enjoys learning to read. At home, she likes to play with toys, do her homework, and help her mother around the house. Soon after birth, Engy was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and has suffered from problems with movement, coordination, and development. She has stiff hips, and a "crouch gait", which causes increased knee and hip flexion as if she is crouching over while moving forward. She has difficulty walking, and feels unwell most of the time. If not properly managed, her conditions will worsen over time and further compromise her walking ability. A neighbor introduced her family to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, where surgeons determined she needs an operation on her hips and a hamstring lengthening/split thickness transfer. Now Engy and her family need help with the cost of the $572 procedure, which is planned for November 21st. The cost covers the operation, hospital stay, medications, and post-op physiotherapy. Engy's father said: "Although Engy is afraid of the pain, we hope that she will walk easier and return to school to socialize and learn with other children."
Precious is a small-scale farmer from Uganda. She has a certificate in midwifery but is not registered yet as a midwife in the national council due to financial challenges. She currently grows beans and potatoes for their family to eat and hopes to start midwifery after registration. Her husband is a brick layer in their village. They own a two-room permanent house for shelter. Their eldest child is 5 years old and in top junior class, while their second is one year and a half years old. Their home is a walking distance from Rushoroza Hospital. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Precious is currently expecting her third child. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a caesarean section to ensure the safety of both mother and child. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Precious undergo a C-Section on November 25th. This procedure will cost $214, and Precious needs your support. Precious says, “I pray that I may have a successful surgery. I hope to register as a midwife soon so that I can be able to save lives of mothers and children professionally.”
Mean is a young child from Cambodia. He has four brothers and he is the third child in his family. His parents are construction workers, his older brothers work in a local factory, and his younger brother - who is only four - stays home with relatives. In his free time, he likes to play with toys, watch TV and play games with his brothers. His favorite meal is fish soup and ice milk. In February 2019, he fell off his bicycle when riding home from school, sustaining facial trauma. His parents took him to a local hospital where his facial cuts were sutured. Since then, he cannot open his jaw without experiencing a lot of pain. He does not eat solid food easily and it is hard to drink. A local hospital referred him to Children’s Surgical Centre When Mean's family learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for one and a half hours seeking treatment. On December 8th, surgeons at CSC will perform condylectomy on the right side and bone graft. He will be able to eat again and is excited to not feel embarrassed anymote. Now, Mean's family needs help to fund this $469 procedure. He shared: "I hope my mouth can open for eating and drinking more easily than before with no pain like now."
Stidia is a 26-year-old businesswoman. She is a mother of one child, born in February 2021. She completed high school but did not study further, due to a lack of funds. She now runs a small retail shop together with her husband and their income only caters to their basic needs. During her free time, she enjoys reading the bible and is the head of her bible study group in her church. She is currently expecting her second child. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a Caesarean section because of the risk of a short inter-pregnancy period. This way, doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and child. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Stidia undergo a C-Section on December 16th. This procedure will cost $252, and Stidia's family needs your support. Stidia says, “This pregnancy came unexpectedly. We were not prepared financially at all, (and that is) the reason we appeal for your support for the success of this surgery."
Natukunda is a 42 year old farmer, living with her husband and four children. Natukunda comes from a family of nine children, with varying levels of education. Because of a lack of school fees, Natukunda left school at an early age, and has spent her life growing foods like beans, maize and millet. Her husband of 22 years works as a builder. Natukunda is currently expecting a new babyd. Her doctors have recommended that she deliver via a Caesarean section, because of fetal macrosomia, a condition where the baby is too large to deliver safely vaginally. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Natukunda undergo a C-section on December 28th at Karoli Lwanga Hospital, Nyakibale. This procedure will cost $252, and Natukunda needs your support to ensure a safe and healthy outcome for both mother and child. Natukunda says: “I hope for a better delivery outcome and I believe with your support, it will successfully be possible.”
Channy is a four-year-old toddler, who lives with her parents and her grandmother in Phnom Penh. Her father is a construction worker and her mother works in a local factory. She stays home with her grandmother, where she enjoys playing with toys. She loves eating chicken and drinking milk. Channy has had a mass on her right lower eyelid since she was born. Recently it has grown in size. Doctors have diagnosed it as a cyst. Dermoid cysts occur when tissue collects under the skin. She rubs it frequently because it itches, and it has become red and bothersome. Channy's family traveled to our medical partner's care center, Children's Surgical Centre, to receive treatment. On January 4th, surgeons there will remove the mass. Now, Channy needs $273 to fund this procedure. Channy's mother said, "I hope the cyst can be removed and Channy's eye will look normal again."
Speria is a homemaker from Uganda, who lives with her husband and first child in a two-roomed rental house. Her husband sells roasted meat by the roadside near their village while Speria does subsistence farming. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She is expecting her second child after delivering her first in December 2020. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a caesarean section. She is not able to raise the money needed for surgery, and attempts to deliver normally might result in a bad outcome. With a C-section, doctors can better ensure the safety of both mother and child. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Speria undergo a C-Section on January 5th. This procedure will cost $252, and Speria needs your support. Speria says, “What I pray for most is a successful delivery cause last time, I almost lost my child. Please support my planned surgery."
Emily is a local council member and loving mother from Uganda. Emily has a certificate in social work and administration. She and her husband, who is a motorcycle taxi operator, earn little from their respective jobs. Emily is a mother of four and expects to deliver her fifth child at Nyakibale hospital. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Emily's doctors recommend that she deliver via a caesarean section because of the risks she had during her previous pregnancies. Attempting to deliver without a c-section could result into ruptured membrane. With this care, doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and child. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Emily undergo a C-Section on January 5th. This procedure will cost $252, and Emily needs your support. Emily says “I hope to get your support and deliver safely."